GREEN Party leader Natalie Bennett and the south’s Green MEP, Keith Taylor, are due to visit the Island’s Foodbank in Newport tomorrow (Friday).
The visit follows a report by Mr Taylor which found that the number of people relying on emergency food handouts had soared in the south east.
The Isle of Wight Foodbank has seen year-on-year increases in people relying on food handouts since 2011. More than 125 people a week are helped by the food bank, almost half of whom are children.
Mr Taylor said: "The Isle of Wight Foodbank is a lifeline to those in need but at the same time, is a stain on the government’s record on poverty.
"I cannot praise the work of the food bank staff and volunteers enough, they are doing a great service to their community, but the fact is that nobody in the sixth largest economy in the world should be in such poverty that the rely on food handouts."